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Dasha river breach in Anhui Province

07-15-2010 08:37 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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In east China's Anhui Province, the Dasha River's rising water levels have endangered local villagers' lives. In a show of community solidarity, locals teamed up with armed police to help prevent the dam from further flooding.

Heavy rain started from early Tuesday afternoon and lasted more than six hours. More than 66 millimeters of rain fell, triggering strong rapids in the Dasha River.

A hundred local villagers worked alongside soldiers to help prevent flood waters from breaching further.

Cao Zhongxiao, armed police, said, "We sent 300 armed policemen yesterday and another 100 today."

On Tuesday afternoon, more than 10-thousand villagers and armed police have been mobilized. Aside from consolidating the riverbank, they also cordoned off a dam with sandbags.

Cao said, "Sandbags have lined the dam 15-hundred meters long, three meters wide, and two meters' high. It's very steady."

By 10 o'clock Tuesday evening, the dam had been sufficiently consolidated.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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